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Gaza teen dies of wounds from Israeli border fire: Ministry



Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – A Gaza youth died of his wounds on Saturday after he was shot dead during Israeli border protests, the Ministry of Health reported on Hamas-Palestinian territory.

A statement by the ministry mentions Mohammad al-Hams, 17, who was shot in the chest during protests near the southern city of Rafah on Friday.

There has been ongoing violence between the Israeli army and the Palestinian demonstrators in the Gaza Strip since the end of March, when at least 157 Palestinians were killed.

During the protests on Friday, the troops shot dead two Palestinians.

The Ministry of Health in Gaza said that one of them was a 12-year-old boy east of Rafah

It also reported the killing of Ghazi Abu Mustafa 43 and said he was from Israeli soldiers east of the southern Khan Yunis town shot in the head.

The Israeli military did not comment directly on the deaths, but said more than 7,000 Palestinian "rioters" threw rocks and rolled burning tires at soldiers and at the fence itself, at several points along the border.

"The troops respond with counterinsurgency and shoot according to the rules of engagement", a In English was said on Friday evening without further details.

Hamas has promised revenge after Israeli air and artillery attacks on the coastal enclave have killed several of its members in recent weeks.

Israel and Hamas Condemned Three Wars Since 2008

A week ago, a Palestinian gunman shot and killed an Israeli soldier on the border, killing a fierce Israeli bombardment that provoked fears of a new conflict.

A degree of calm was restored until Wednesday, when Israel said its troops came under fire again, a soldier was injured.

He struck back with artillery fire that killed three Palestinians at a Hamas military base east of Gaza City.

In response, Hamas milita The Russian wing warned: "The enemy should pay a heavy price for the crime he commits daily against the rights of our people and our fighters."


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